Middle Spotted Woodpecker at Hainich National Park, Thuringia

A high-pitched call in early spring is heard from afar. An obtrusive väh-wäh-wäh – combination of calls can be heard after. A beautiful old mixed beech forest with several layers and plenty of dead wood is home of the Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius).  A small hiking trail passes the ground at Langes Tal in… Continue reading Middle Spotted Woodpecker at Hainich National Park, Thuringia

Vogelfotografie in Eis und Schnee

Auf dem niederen Fläming überwintert seit Jahren der Raubwürger (Lanius excubitor). Mein Ziel war es, diesen scheuen Vogel vor die Linse zu bekommen. Ab Anfang Oktober suchte er wieder sein Winterquartier auf. Es war nicht schwer, seine Lieblingswarte, einen Heckenrosenbusch, auszumachen. In etwa 10 Meter Entfernung stand ein Anhänger mit einer Jagdhütte darauf. Dieser sollte… Continue reading Vogelfotografie in Eis und Schnee

Irish Bird Trip to the Frankfurt area in Germany; 16thMay-19th May 2014

We flew in from Kerry airport Ireland and landed at Hahn to met by Johannes Ferdinand from Bird-Lens our bird guide.  During our stay we had no rain, some cloud in the mornings and plenty of sunshine all day. We saw a total of 113 birds including lifers Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris), Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus… Continue reading Irish Bird Trip to the Frankfurt area in Germany; 16thMay-19th May 2014

Birding around Frankfurt Airport – Wagbachniederung:

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the gateway to continental Europe. Many airlines use the Airport as a hub for connecting flights all over the world. If you are coming from Frankfurt Airport and heading down to the south for e.g. Munich or Stuttgart or the Black Forest, you might consider to squeeze in a morning of… Continue reading Birding around Frankfurt Airport – Wagbachniederung: